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Qatar stresses lasting peace, prosperity in Afghanistan

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, discussed some issues of mutual interests, the presidential palace said Tuesday.
The Emir of Qatar hoped the joint efforts of the two countries could lead to the restoration of a lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.
“We have reached here with help of you and hereinafter, under your direction and leadership, we would reach good results,” Qatar’s emir told the President.
He also said: “Bilateral relation was very important for us and this is the time for the two countries work on bilateral relations and cooperation on economic and trade areas and the joint delegation to start practical work in this field.”
Meanwhile, the country’s president shared information about the economic opportunities with the Qatari Emir and said he wanted Afghanistan products reach to the Qatari markets, the statement quoted.
“We have good relation with the central Asia and would invest on our borders,” said the country’s president adding Afghanistan wanted to invest on natural gas, mine and the renewable energy.
Meantime, the Qatari Emir assured that he would task the related organ to work jointly with Afghanistan and that the two countries to appoint technical committee for practical work, the agency said.
According to another report, President Ghani met on Monday evening with Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani, the Prime Minister of Qatar during the first day of his official visit to that country.
Both sides discussed further strengthening mutual ties and enhancing bilateral economic cooperation, Afghanistan’s peace process and other issues of significance.
Prime Minister of Qatar welcomed President Ghani and expressed happiness over his visit to Qatar. He described Afghanistan and Qatar as two friendly and brother countries and stressed that Qatar wants sustainable peace, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan.
President Ghani said Afghanistan is pursuing friendly relationship grounded on mutual interests with regional and global countries and attached particular importance to further expansion of relations between Afghanistan and Islamic countries as they share common values and principles.

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